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Why should you obey an Indiana Court Order in a Family Law Matter

by | May 2, 2023 | Family Law

Divorce cases can be challenging and emotional, often leaving one or both parties feeling hurt, angry, or frustrated. However, it is important to remember that court orders issued during divorce proceedings must be followed, even if you disagree with them or find them difficult to accept. Failure to comply with a court order can result in legal consequences, including being held in contempt of court. In Indiana, contempt of court can result in fines, jail time, and other penalties.

Contempt of court occurs when a party willfully disobeys a court order, such as failing to pay child support or violating a visitation schedule. When a court order is issued, it is legally binding, and both parties are required to comply with its terms. Failure to do so not only puts you in legal jeopardy but can also harm your relationship with your children and damage your credibility with the court.

In Indiana, the court has the power to enforce its orders and to hold parties in contempt if they fail to comply. This means that if you are found in contempt of court, you may be required to pay a fine or even face jail time. Additionally, if you fail to comply with a court order, it may impact future legal proceedings and damage your reputation with the court.

It is important to remember that court orders are put in place to protect the best interests of the children involved and to ensure a fair and equitable resolution to the divorce. While it may be difficult to accept the terms of a court order, it is essential to comply with it to avoid legal consequences and to protect the well-being of your children.

If you are struggling to comply with a court order, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced family law attorney. An attorney can help you understand your legal obligations and can assist you in developing a strategy for compliance. They can also help you navigate any challenges or issues that may arise during the compliance process.

If you need help with a family law matter, contact an experienced attorney at Frangos Legal LLC.  You can schedule a consultation by emailing us at [email protected], by telephone at 317-643-1345, or by booking online.